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Permolat and dogbox bivs, Hannah McGregor

Tramping: A New Zealand History Shaun Barnett and Chris Maclean Craig Potton, $70.00, ISBN 9781927213230 Tramping: A New Zealand History travels lightly through terrain which will feel familiar to many of its readers, the extended family of woollen-sock wearing, pack-hauling,…
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Exploring the biographers, Tom Brooking

Frank Worsley: Shackleton’s Fearless Captain John Thomson Craig Potton, $50.00 ISBN 9781927213124 Dumont d’Urville: Explorer and Polymath Edward Duyker Otago University Press, $70.00 ISBN 9781877578700   Here we have two very different approaches to writing about the history of European…
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Room at the top, David Grant

White-collar Radical: Dan Long and the Rise of White-collar Unions        Mark Derby Craig Potton, $40.00, ISBN 9781877517174 Dan Long was an esteemed public servant and political and union activist from the late 1950s until his premature death in 1976, aged…
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